- Published:Nov 2015
I have purposely saved this one for the start of the school year believing it to the most beautiful ABC book I have seen in a long, long time and so perfect for introducing your preppies to both the alphabet, Australian flora and fauna and Indigenous culture.
In particular as Warren is descended from the Djabugay people of Far North Queensland, this is even more relevant to our Queensland schools as the illustrations depict the diverse wildlife and plants found in the Far North rainforests.
Each vibrantly colourful page shows an illustration of the chosen creature or plant in traditional Aboriginal style and colours. An interesting exercise might be to research the actual descriptions and images with the children to make comparisons between the stylised and photographic versions. And of course while there will be some familiar names to the children, others which are unique to the Far North may require some investigation.
Warren is a celebrated artist whose work you will know from Creatures of the Rainforest.
As usual Magabala has published another truly quality book that will make a perfect addition to any bookshelf whether home or library.
Highly recommended for toddlers up.